Emory makes top 10 Greenest UniversitiesMain Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
Emory University is in the top 10 of the nation’s greenest schools.
The education website BestColleges.com released a list showing 39 of the greenest colleges and universities in the country. Emory ranked eighth on the list. The list pointed out the college’s “700-acre ‘Green Space'” and more than 175 species of wildlife that can be found on Emory’s metro Atlanta campus.
It also said, “Emory leads the nation in its construction of LEED-certified buildings, as well. Such efforts have earned the college consistent recognition for their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.”
Ciannat Howett, Emory’s director of sustainability initiatives said on Emory’s website, that the ranking “validates the hard work of a large network of faculty, staff and students — most volunteering their time — who have helped create a more sustainable campus and community over the past decade.”
BestColleges.com said it generated the list using the STARS Participants & Reports database. BestColleges said, “Our goal with this list is to spotlight the schools that have launched the most impactful initiatives to reduce on-campus waste and energy consumption, promote alternative transportation, provide funding to student and faculty-led green proposals, and take other measures to benefit the environment.”